Tr@inforPedHIV 2018

Tr@inforPedHIV 2018

The course took place on Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban, South Africa.

109 delegates attended from various regions in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences:

“The conference presentations were excellent. The discussion during presentations and break out groups were excellent. Over all conference stimulated me towards betterment of my work place and patient in both management and service delivery”

“Interesting to hear experiences of colleagues working in other parts of Africa and the world”

“Interactive group sessions, with robust discussion relevant in clinical setting which is appropriate…thanks for this skill improvement training”

“Very informative, interactive and learnt a lot. Well done to the organisers”

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 8.8, content covered 8.9 and usefulness 8,7 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.

They were complimentary of the organization and the content of the course.

The course took place on Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th April 2018 at the Hotel Westin Camino Real, Antigua, Guatemala.

74 delegates attended in total. 64 delegates were from all regions across Guatemala, while 10 participants were international.

Overall, feedback was remarkably positive:

“Congratulations to the organizers for sharing new experiences and your expertise in pediatric HIV cases”…

“Excellent organization and quality/content of the talks. Thanks for the effort!”…

“Very good participant interaction.”…

“Very good experience, rich in knowledge. Thanks a lot!”…

“Innovative methodologies”…

“Everything met my expectations. I’m very grateful for this course, and I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned”…

There was a mixture of paediatricians, other doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, teachers and pharmacists. Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form. The overall rates were 9.6/10 for presentations, 9.7/10 for content covered and 9.8/10 for usefulness for their practice. Presentations were rated very highly. The delegates commented that the talks were clear, interesting, useful, enjoyable, and the information was accessible and topics were relevant.

They were highly complimentary of the hotel and location of the course in Guatemala.

The delegates also provided useful feedback that was taken into account for planning future training courses.

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The course took place from Monday 2nd – Wednesday 74th July 2018 at the Aurora Plus Resort, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

78 delegates attended from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Russian Federation.

Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates commented that lecturers gave interesting and informative talks. Working groups and quizzes were praised for being interactive and keeping the group focussed.

“Everything was excellent, it would be great to have more seminars among the social workers”

”all lectures were very interesting and very informative, especially on the topics of ART, Hepatitis B&C, complications, immunisation, HIV and Brain and quizzes”

“I express my gratitude to the organisers of this seminar for the invitation. Thank you very much for getting an insight to the problems of our children and parents. Thank you for a wonderful time and priceless information and experience on working with HIV infected people”

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organizers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.1, content covered 9.1 and usefulness 9.1 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.1.

They were mostly were complimentary of the hotel and location of the residential course.

The course took place from Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th October 2018 at the Pontificia Università Urbaniana in Rome, Italy.

37 delegates from 20 countries participated in Tr@inforPedHIV 2018. 20 took part in the Residential course (Residential only or Online + Residential), while 17 completed the online only part.

The delegates rated the presentations highly. The main comments were: interesting and useful talks, excellent adolescent talk, engaging presenters, informative and interactive. 

“3 days packed full of informative talks. Case discussions very helpful to place information in clinical context as a paediatric trainee with limited exposure to patients living with HIV”

“Best adolescence talk I have ever heard. Will totally change my approach to adolescents in the future – thank you!”

“Good course. Keep it up! Thanks for looking after us so well.”

“Eye opening for someone not particularly involved in this field of work.”

“Thanks a lot for this course. All of the talks are brilliant and practical. It is very useful and your enthusiasm is communicable!!”

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations 8.8, content covered 8.8 and usefulness 8.7 all out of a possible 10.

They were also complimentary of the venue and location of the course in Rome.

The course took place on Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st November 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Stone Town, Zanzibar.

66 delegates attended from various regions including Zanzibar, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, and South Africa.

Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences:

“Excellent work. Nicely organized course – thanks!”

“Good cooperation; people were active and fully participated. Shared different opinions and ideas”

“Difficult topics were presented in a simplified, easy to follow manner, yet they had adequate and very useful information”

“A good opportunity to attend this training as it is going to improve my knowledge on how I’m going manage children, adolescents and youths in my clinic”

“I would like to thank Penta/ZAC/University of Maryland for planning and organizing this training in Zanzibar”

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.4, content covered 9.3, and usefulness 9.2 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores was 9.3.

They were complimentary of the organization, venue and the content of the course.

The training course took place on Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th December 2018 at Hotel OK, Odessa, Ukraine

74 delegates attended from various regions including Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. 56 delegates attended the Tr@inforPedHIV course, while 18 participated in a dedicated ‘eMTCT Workshop’. The course was held in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages, with simultaneous translators assisting throughout.

Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences.Delegates praised the group discussions in particular as they learned practical ways of dealing with everyday issues that can often crop up in clinical cases. They also welcomed the fact that they could engage with people from different regions around the world. Here is just a handful of some of their course evaluation comments:

“I have big hopes for new forms of therapy. Everything was on a very high level”

“The group work is very interesting, resolving clinical cases is very useful for practical use. Also meeting colleagues from other regions, this cooperation will definitely continue”

“Group work was very productive with colleagues from different regions, we discussed interesting clinical cases and possible ways to resolve them. It was useful to share experiences with colleagues from other regions”

“I liked the workshop a lot because they considered difficult case studies for finding appropriate treatment and ART to replace what is not working and also diagnostics”

“This is a very timely course; it gives the opportunity to exchange information and practices with Ukrainian colleagues and colleagues from abroad. It was interesting to hear the European experience”

“Thank you very much for excellent presentations and professionalism. The course has made a powerful impact”

Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.8, content covered 9.7, and usefulness for their practice 9.6 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores was 9.7/10

They were complimentary of the organization, venue and the detailed content of the course.